Question: Can I use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats?

February 20, 2011
I'm making oatmeal/banana bread and it calls for quick cooking oats, but all I have is old fashioned. Can I substitute?


Chris Paulk's picture

I've done it, but you'll want to account for a few things.
1. regular oats don't cook as fast as quick oats.
2. Regular oats may need a little tiny bit more moisture to cook.
3. Quick oats have a mushier texture when cooked- which is a good reason to use regular oats
(FYI when My recipe calls for quick oats and I use regular- I add 1-2 tbsp extra water and consider about 1 tsp extra oil or butter. )

Jewleigh's picture

Thanks for the suggestion, let ya know how it works out!

Nicole's picture

I've put regular oats in the blender or food processor and pulsed them a few times to get them broken into smaller pieces. You can use the pulsed regular oats just like you would quick oats.